All 5 butterflies have emerged from their chrysalides. We will leave them for a couple of days before releasing them. We have put fresh flowers, fruit and a special nectar solution inside their temporary home for them to feed on.
Whist Beanster and I were having our day out, Moo had a fun day at the Scottish deer centre with Grandma, Grandad & her big cousin H.
Apparently animals were seen including wolves and bears. Moo fed the deer & H insisted on carrying Moo’s bag. I suspect Graeme and Jen will need to purchase one!
Today Beanster and I headed into Edinburgh for a day out whilst Moo spent the day with grandma, grandad & cousin H.
We went to see Primo at the imaginate festival. The show was performed in a great big pool. It was beautiful and like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
We stopped off at Blackwells to buy a birthday present and at Forbidden Planet where Beanster was, predictably, in heaven.
Next we went for coffee and cake at Patisserie Valerie. Beanster had double chocolate cake and a hot chocolate & looked very grown up.
We had a wander round Old Calton Cemetery, (she still loves a graveyard!) & also a look round the National Gallery after picking up some competition entries from mummy’s work.
Next stop was Yo Sushi for a late lunch. Moo says she would like Lyall to take her again when she gets back from Malaysia.
Last stop was an ice cream before getting the bus back to grandma & Granada’s to pick up the car.
We had a great time and Beanster declared it “the best day ever” with the caveat “I miss Moo”
Tuesday is our busy day with gymnastics for both girls in the morning and swimming for Beanster in the afternoon. Today, in between these things, we ran some errands and visited grandma in case her day was too quiet otherwise!
This afternoon Beanster and Moo started to make and paint some butterfly and bee houses. Halfway through they lost interest and painted their hands and nails instead! There is always tomorrow to finish. Afterwards they will be varnished and then put out in the garden or the allotment ready for animals to use.
The girls love all things Fairy and today’s job was continuing to redesign the back rockery into a Fairy paradise. It is a work in progress but today they chose a lighthouse and windmill to add in courtesy of our good friend Aldi. More flowering plants need to go in and other little details over the coming weeks.